Medellin vs Mexico City

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 2,427,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit January - April, December March - May, October, November
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1293 $1867
Rent $732 $778
Groceries $87 $281
Dining out $131 $182
Cafe $18 $49
Coworking space $96 $159
Mobile internet $16 $25
Public transportation $21 $11
Taxis $14 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $8 $81
Museums and sights $9 $20
Nightlife $73 $64
Gym $15 $69
Yoga $54 $65
Massage $20 $51
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Telcel, Movistar
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow